Sunday, November 3, 2013

So far gone...

You know when you get so far behind in blogging that it seems HUGE to catch up? Yeah. That.

Coming soon:
-we moved
-we both changed jobs
-Will turned 4!!!
-baby Sam came!


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Thursday, May 23, 2013


Ever the charmer...Will just shined his flashlight on me and said, "Awww...look how cute you are!"

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

BIG Changes!

So...along with RJ's job change, new baby coming, new house...let's add MORE change! I've decided to leave teaching for a while. While I have absolutely enjoyed my 7 years teaching, and have always dreamed of this ideal's time.

So...I've decided to start doing day care! In our house, we have an area that will be dedicated to just day care. I am so excited to interact with 8 toddlers on a daily basis, plan engaging activities, and apply my knowledge of early childhood education.

I will be starting day care in August and am so excited for this new adventure!

Sunday, April 14, 2013


Just few random things...

-Went to our first appointment for baby. All along W has said he's having "a baby brother AND a baby sister at the same time!" Don't worry, there's just one! Baby was kicking and moving all over the place. So cool!

-I walked in the room today and Will said, "Mom, I just looked at those pictures (ultrasound) of the baby again. It made me so happy!" He regularly mentions the things he's going to teach baby to do. So sweet.

-Still been feeling yucky....usually late afternoon/evening. I've eaten A TON. No, seriously. RJ's convinced I eat more than him these days, and as he says, "That's no small accomplishment!" I've already gained 10 pounds!

-Our house should be done in 60 days-ish. So excited! It's looking good so far!

-We got in to sell RJ's pallet creations at the Logan market each Saturday, as well as two Sundays at the Park Silly Market. We're so excited...and have been busy building, sanding, painting, staining! It'll be easier when the weather gets nicer!

-Starting to feel the end of the school year crunch! Stress! Testing! Yikes.

-Guess that's all for now! Just wanted to keep note of a few things so I don't forget. Been such a blogging slacker lately!

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Saturday, March 23, 2013

So Many Surprises!

Today is my mother-in-law's birthday! We were invited to go eat at Cafe Sabor for lunch.... Little did I know there was much more going on!

We got to the restaurant, walked upstairs and.... SURPRISE! My whole family....parents, brother, aunts, uncles, cousins, even some friends....were there! RJ had planned a surprise party for my upcoming 30th birthday!

As we were chatting, RJ and Will brought in my present from them...a new awesome phone case! But there was a surprise for the guests too....

It took everyone a moment to notice Will had changed his shirt!

It was such a fun party! I'm so overwhelmed that everyone would drive all the way up from Salt Lake, just for lunch! And, on top of that, bring treats, too! My thoughtful husband pulled off quite the surprise...even if he did have to hog his mom's birthday to do it! ;)

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Sunday, February 17, 2013


At school, we've been learning about the Titanic. A boy in my class had just finished reading a book- historical fiction-about it. I asked him to briefly explain what happened to the Titanic.

As he finished explaining, he said, "Oh, and Aidan's aunt was on the Titanic!"

Aidan (another student): "No, no...not my aunt, my ancestor."

First student: "Oh, not his aunt, his aunt's sister."

Close enough!

Saturday, January 19, 2013


In other big changes....we have finished house plans and signed on the contract to build! So excited! We'll be living in Nibley, just a few doors down from some good friends. We've been ever so grateful for the opportunity we've had to live with RJ's parents and save $$$. A dear friend of mine said something that really resonated with me the other day...she was talking about something unrelated, but said, "Don't you think your self-esteem comes from taking care of yourself?" This is so the point we're at right now...ready to take care of our family, in our house. We're so excited for our next adventure!

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Big changes around here lately. RJ has a new job! Which is sort of sad, but also awesome! He didn't mean to quit teaching mid-year, but an awesome job came along and he just had to go with it!

He is a media specialist/technology guy (that's the official title, I'm sure) at Logan Regional Hospital. Totally utilizing his tech skills and great pay/benefits. Awesome opportunity for him! (Plus, it's Thinking Map free! ;) )

Will and I took him to breakfast on his big first day. We put together a little first day goodie bag, too. Now, he'll be THAT guy with a desk stocked full of Star Wars supplies!

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013


Will: "Mama, I like you."

Me: "I like you, too!"

Will: "Do you know what I like the BEST?"

Me: "What?" (Thinking of all sorts of sweet things about to be said...)

Will: "Daddy!"

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Monday, January 14, 2013

Bachelor Week 2

Watching with Monday night BFFs....Cynthia, Ivie, and Adrienne. And candy. Lots of candy.

Shirtless, already.
Showering! Awkward.
Our first helicopter
And the obligatory daredevil date
We feel like ABC is maybe focusing too much on the arm?
"Tierra's a brat, but she's sure pretty!" -Ivie
Adrienne- "How can you NOT give the first girl a rose?" Good point.
And a balcony shot
Hellllo booty shorts
Shirtless shot
I feel drama brewing!!! open shirt
Group dates are awkward.
But they payout on the drama
I really just like Kacie B.
Oh the fringe. No.
Love Desiree. Seems so genuine.
Oh my gosh.
This is hilarious.
Shirtless again.
He's so into her.
We love her. Like the rest of America.
His tie is cute!
Helllllo yellow dress.
Amanda just went right to smiles!
I can't even keep them all straight when there's this many!
So much DRAMA!
This show is trashy!!!

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Bachelor Week 1

  • The drama begins!
  • Sean's got the vnecks already
  • Shirtless pic...took about 4 seconds for the first one
  • And...second shirtless
  • Remember the awkward love speech last season
  • We all want Emily's sequined skirt
  • Remember the joke Sean's family played
  • ...and I totally fell for
  • Look at them putting the kids in the hammock...pulling at the heartstrings
  • And another vneck
  • Oh there just happens to be a wedding on the beach
  • Oh good, Arie has a mini vneck too
  • I feel like this pep talk will be awkward...
  • I can never decide if Arie is cute
  • Oh no. Do they really practice this, "Will you accept this rose?" 
  • Maybe after a few beers...
  • Do boys really do this?! The practice breaking up?
  • "That's not what you said in the fantasy suite last night..." ha!
  • Oh he is NOT going to give kissing tips...
  • Arie was such an intense kisser...
  • Desiree- I bet she gets asked about her husband/BF at work ALL THE TIME
  • Tierra- looks emotional
  • Robyn- she practiced that heart move
  • Diana- What salon does she own in Salt Lake?! 
  • Sarah- Seems cool....but maybe has too high of expectations of the show? 
  • Ashley P.- "I have no idea why I'm still single!" Followed by the cats comment. And 50 Shades obsession....and "I hope Sean rips off my clothes and spanks me!" YIKES.
  • Lesley M.- Pretty. I think he'll dig her. 
  • Kristy- "The best from the midwest!" Ew. I think she's into her trainer. 
  • Ashlee F.- "I'm obsessed with being organized." I think that would stress most guys out. Ivie has a genius observation...she's obsessed with the organization because she likes the control. 
  • Jackie- The kisser
  • Selma- Ew.
  • Leslie- A poker dealer!
  • Daniela- A
  • Kelly- Cruise ship entertainer?! And a song. 
  • Enough with the gimicks
  • Katie- no yoga
  • 50 Shades is creeeepy
  • Taryn- looks nervous....we think he likes her
  • Catherine- exotic...he's into her
  • Robyn....why would you think that is a good idea?! Why? Ivie: "First of all, let me show you my crotch!" AGH
  • Paige...Jumbotron operator...Bachleor Pad Superfan!!!! 
  • Tierra-is he about to give her the first impression rose?!!?
  • Eeeeek...I like this!
  • Put a target on her! Those girls are MAD.
  • Amanda- What is a "Fit Model"...the awkward pause is...AWKWARD. Ivie and Cynthia: "I can't even watch!"
  • Ivie: "Could he just cut her right now? This isn't going to work!"
  • Maryann- kinda masculine
  • Cynthia: "Why do all the blondes look bad?" They really are orangey.
  • We like Desiree.
  • He's really  into saying, "I look forward to seeing you inside..." to ALL of them
  • Football girl.... ha, "She's fun."
  • Kristy- Weird hair
  • Ashley M.- A fashion model. For mermaids.
  • Lauren- Brought the dad message
  • Wedding dress. Lindsay. That was a bad idea.
  • Ways to NOT get a rose: "My dad said he'll break your legs." "I've got balls!" Show up in a wedding dress. 
  • Who's the mystery girl?!?!
  • KACIE B! 
  • Why isn't it fair
  • No screaming
  • Not so sure on the middle of Kacie's dress
  • I think he's into her
  • She has crazy buff legs
  • "I work at a bridal salon." No pressure!
  • I like her
  • Look at all those GLARES!
  • "This is a game changer!" 
  • Selma....hum......
  • How many roses is this?!
  • "I wish I was more sober right now!" 
  • Cynthia: "Oh, I cannot even watch this."
  • "Do we need me to start dancing?" No.
  • "She just needs a lot of water!"
  • Sean: "I also brought a rape whistle.."
  • "That girl's a trip...she is a LOT to take in!"
  • "50 Shades of Grey may have become 50 shades of drunk!"
  • Cynthia: "I don't think it's good to give out the roses as we go along. Because people start crying and they can't leave!" 
  • Cynthia: "Has it ever been this awkward?!"
  • And we found the crier.
  • I loathe the expression, "at the end of the day"
  • And she's said it twice. 
  • But I admire how she's handling the arm topic.
  • Whew. Glad Kacie was in there.
  • Poor Paige. 
  • Oh the DRAMA! LOVE IT!
  • Can't even wait. 
  • Even the rose petals fell, you guys!